A few months ago Hubby and I had a chat. Not that one, but one about feeling overweight, unhappy, unfit and lethargic. We both said that we felt the same. He, in particular, had put on a few stone that he wanted to shift, and I wasn’t running anymore and felt so unhealthy and overwhelmingly tired.
Of course we both said that we loved one another just the way we were and that we didn’t need to change – but still.
And supporting each other is key. If one partner eats McDonalds and brings home chocolate all the time, it’s tough being the one that is trying to be good. So we agreed to do it together and support each other as much as we could.
So Hubby decided to go on a diet. And I vowed to get fit and cut out the sugar and cake. And biscuits. And eating the twins left over dinners.
He went for the 2-day diet – where you are allowed to eat up to 600 calories each day (he selects a Monday and a Thursday) and then you can eat normally the rest of the week…without going too ridiculous.
And I got my running trainers on and started pounding the streets again. Mostly when the twins are at preschool, a few times a week. And I have been resisting the urge for chocolate, crisps and cake during the day – and in the evenings after dinner, (which has previously been my major weakness).
In the last 6 weeks Hubby has lost a stone and a half, and I have lost over 5 pounds.
And wow do we feel superb for it!
As a result I’m back into enjoying clothes again, and wanting to wear the latest fashion. I also look (and feel) better in my jeans. Hubby looks SO much better too – and we both feel confident and happy.
It hasn’t been too tough, to be honest. The first week was the worst but then you just get used to it. Of course Hubby has a tendency to be a little grumpy on his diet day – and I really want a KitKat some evenings at around 8pm!! – but on the whole they have been such simple changes with a big impact.
It is merely a matter of changing your mindset on food, healthy eating and exercise, and applying a little willpower.
It is costing me a fortune in new clothes though! I have been shopping A LOT lately – as I’ve been ditching my baggy jumpers and sweaters and purchasing some new clothes that fit better. I’ve had a real confidence boost.
Despite this, we still indulge a little over the weekends, for we can’t live without our treats of a pizza, a little Prosecco and a bar of whole nut. But we definitely want to keep up the good work for the run up to Christmas.
And once you’ve seen some results, well you don’t want to look back do you?